ESPN’s Jemele Hill Uses Tweet from Race-Obsessed Conspiracy Account As Source for FB Posts from Keaton Jones’ Mother

Jemele Hill has expressed some extreme, and conspiratorial views when it comes to President Trump and the people who work for him.

In September, Hill tweeted:

Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017

While many expressed shock at how Hill could have come to believe those types of things, in addition to being amazed that she would actually say them publicly. Based on a tweet the SC6 co-anchor shared on Monday, we may now have a more clear understanding of where she’s coming from.

On Monday, Hill shared a tweet from Tariq Nasheed, who called into question some Facebook posts from Kimberly Jones, the mother of viral anti-bullying kid Keaton Jones.

Here is Nasheed’s original tweet:

That viral video of #KeatonJones talking about being bullied is heartbreaking, and I feel sympathetic towards that child.
But his mom, Kimberly on the other hand, is a suspected racist who makes very problematic posts bullying Black protesters

— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) December 11, 2017

Hill captioned the tweet, repeating her offer for Jones to visit the ESPN studios:

I’ve seen her posts and if true, I’d say there’s potential for a great, teachable moment here. My offer for Keaton to visit ESPN stands, because what happened to him was cruel. That said, this is a stark example of selective empathy.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) December 11, 2017

The revelation here, however, has much less to do with Kimberly Jones, and much more about the fact that Jemele Hill seems to think Tariq Nasheed is a reliable source for information.

Tariq Nasheed is one of the most unhinged, race-baiting trolls on Twitter. To the point, where Nasheed has even accused black women and people of the Jewish faith, of being white supremacists.

Nasheed seized on a promotion for the 2017 Student Action Summit to lob his favorite charge of white supremacy, at the event and its speakers:

Wow..They are having a White Supremapalooza event in Florida next month

— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) November 24, 2017

It should be noted, that the promotion includes members of the Jewish faith, making Nasheed’s charge of white supremacy more than laughable. Also indicative of Nasheed’s lack of attention to detail, was the part at the bottom where the promotion said in rather large letters:


One of those speakers was a black female named Antonia Okafor, who challenged Nasheed on his claim that the event was a “white supremapalooza.”

After pointing out that he was wrong for assuming the event was all white, due to the fact that it said there would be additional speakers, Nasheed played the card that he and Jemele Hill seem to play best, the race card. Except this time, Nasheed called a black woman a West African “white supremacy collaborator.”

Ms. Okafor, you are a great example of a very interesting fact I warm ppl about. Many 1st & 2nd generation W. Africans are some of the biggest white supremacy collaborators. It's no coincidence that you and your fellow "naja" Collins Idehen are propped up by the NRA & other SWS

— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) November 24, 2017

Okafor then returned Twitter-fire with great skill:

You “warn” (not warm btw) about independent minded, men and women who who have reached a certain socio-economic and education level? Which usually makes them start to question a party that uses them for votes by trying to keep them in poverty? My bad.

— Antonia Okafor (@antonia_okafor) November 24, 2017

However the larger point remains, this person, a man who calls accomplished black women who disagree with him “white supremacy collaborators;” is the same person that Jemele Hill promotes by citing as a reliable source when discussing serious issues.

One would think if an ESPN employee of a lighter complexion were to casually use a race-obsessed, anti-black conspiracy theorist as a casual source on social media, that person would find themselves looking for a new gig rather quickly.

Though, especially after Hill’s episode with President Trump, it’s evident that she plays by a different set of rules in Bristol.

Nor is that all Nasheed has done.

In October, Nasheed shared this ugly tweet of Callista Gingrich:

Callista Gingrich is the new US ambassador to the Vatican..Someone made this comparison

— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 16, 2017

Black female and pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha, took Nasheed to task for sharing the tweet:

The mean-spiritedness that I am seeing among American public personalities is heartbreaking. Tariq u should be more dignified than this.

— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) October 17, 2017

After backpedaling, and claiming that he had not created the offensive side-by-side pic, but only had it sent to him by someone else. A fact which rendered him, somehow, powerless to stop from tweeting it to his thousands of followers. Nasheed asked Ekeocha a very strange and silly question:

Obianuju, is it true that your husband is white?

— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 17, 2017

That would certainly not make Ekeocha any less right, or Nasheed any less of a fool if true. However, like most of Nasheed’s accusations, it turned out to not be true:

I have no husband sir.

— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) October 17, 2017

Nasheed seized on this, saying:

I see why you are putting on your cape for suspected white supremacists, tho. Based on your timeline,you are the professional "Black friend"

— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 17, 2017

But like most things with Nasheed, what he planned to be his coup de grace, turned out to be the opposite of that:

Those men are working for me!

— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) October 17, 2017

After being confronted with his folly, Nasheed fell back on his tried and false message to black women, that of being enablers for whites:

I did a broadcast last night explaining how many of you women from Africa are the biggest saviors of whites (24:00)

— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 17, 2017

“You women from Africa?” Hmm, nothing racist about that. The above tweets capture only a portion of the utter clownery with which Nasheed has contaminated the social media sphere. Yet, the picture is clear.

Nasheed is perhaps the largest race-baiting conspiracy theorist on social media. Which is fine, who cares? The larger issue, is that he seems to have the ear of Jemele Hill. Whose accusations of white supremacy against President Trump and those who work for him, seem to be rather consistent with Nasheed’s frequent attacks.

Is that an accident?

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